Posted by: montclairlibrary | March 1, 2013

Read Across America Day

Michelle Obama on Read Across America Day 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama reads to students on Read Across America Day 2010. Photo: Department of Education

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2), today, March 1, is the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. With the slogan “Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat,” the day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that aims to get kids reading.

Looking for some simple ways to celebrate? Check out the NEA’s Resources to Get Reading for tips on reading to kids of different ages and lists of recommended books. Or try cooking up a Dr. Seuss recipe (green eggs and ham, anyone?) or checking out one of the many books by or about Seuss available in the children’s room at the Montclair library.

Adults who want to learn more about Seuss might enjoy The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss: The Life and Work of Theodor Geisel by Thomas Fensch, or Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Richard H. Minear.

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